Brûléed Port Wine Poached Pears Two Ways: Sweet and Savory

Brûléed Port Wine Poached Pears Two Ways: Sweet and Savory

Want to feel like a fancy and talented pastry chef?  Excellent. Read on!

Brûléed Port Wine Poached Pears are brilliant in both sweet and savory courses!  I’m presenting ideas for an appetizer and a dessert — and the pears are the star of each one!

First, let’s make a super simple “crust” or base for our yummy creation.  Do you know how easy it is to make a delicious, crispy crust with a wonton wrapper?

Line a shallow ramekin or tart pan with the wonton wrappers.  Before you begin, brush the inside of the dish with melted butter.  Place one wrapper (or as many as you need for the size of your vessel) on the bottom.  Then cut more of the wrappers for the sides, using melted butter to “glue” them together.  This one is for dessert, so I sprinkled it with a thin coating of granulated sugar and cinnamon.  Use a fork to poke a few holes in the bottom and bake in an oven preheated to 375 degrees F until it’s golden brown, about 10 minutes.

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